Phoebe’s Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher


Phoebe’s Light is the first book in the Nantucket Legacy series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. This is an interesting book to read. The story is about Quakers, their customs and some of their struggles. This book focuses on Phoebe Starbuck. She has always taken care of her father and has now found out he has taken a loan out on their home for another one of his business adventures and cannot repay. They have just a few short weeks to move out.

Phoebe has had feeling for Captain Phineas Foulger for years. He has come home from a whaling expedition and is visiting her. They marry and Phoebe insists on going on his next trip. What she does not plan for is to have seasickness that does not go away. She spends her days in their room reading her great-grandmothers journal that tells of a treasure buried on the island. She also finds out he has another wife and family. When she gets really sick he drops her off on an island to get medical care. He also leaves his cooper, her long time friend, Matthew, to see to her care and burial. She gets better and along with Matthew, she returns to Nantucket to find out her husband was murdered on the ship and Matthew is the suspect.

I enjoyed reading this book. The book show us what it was like for the Quakers at that time. The story is so well written, it is easy to imagine the struggles they has as well as the early settlers on Nantucket Island. We see the love and caring Phoebe has towards her father, yet we see the immature young lady who will take life into her own hands to get what she wants, even when it is not the right thing. I think anyone who enjoys reading Christian historical romance will enjoy this story.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing, this is my honest review.

352 pages

ISBN: 9780800721626

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